Goatfell, from Corrie

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This circular route to the summit of Arran's highest peak is quieter than the Brodick approach and suitable for more experienced hillwalkers. It explores the mountain's magnificent north ridge as well as the adjacent, dramatic peak of North Goatfell.


Very rocky mountain footpaths, crossing some very steep terrain with scrambling in places. Any more difficult scrambling can be avoided.

Public Transport

Bus to Corrie.


Corrie. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

Hillwalking in Winter

Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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